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Old 03-01-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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CHF and confusion

My father was diagnosed with CHF 6 years ago. He has had his ups and downs and many ER visits. He recently has gone downhill pretty quickly and was hospitalized again for 8 days. This time he was stablized but did not get much better, the way he normally does after iv diruetics, and had paracentesis done on his abdomen. They were not able to get all the fluid out of his body, but they did discharge him. he has now been home for about 4 days and is acting very strange. He seems confused, tired, and disconnected. He gets angry and agitated one minute and then acts like a child the next. He avoids eye contact. Half the things he says is just jibberish and doesnt even make sense. He says he should have stayed in the hospital, but then refuses to go back or call his doctor. I read somewhere that this could be due to the lack of oxygen in his blood?? Is the CHF causing this? What should my family do to help him? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks

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Old 03-01-2011, 10:19 PM   #2
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Re: CHF and confusion

Talk to his main care Doctor. Explain the symptoms.

Old 03-02-2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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Re: CHF and confusion

Yes I agree with Jahennes, a doctor needs to evaluate his state... be sure that he knows ALL the medication (and complements if any) that he is taking and also if it has been any change into it recently.


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